Talk about hiding in plain sight. I imagine that Scott Peterson never though he would ever be caught. The fact that he was arrested in the parking lot of an exclusive golf club outside of San Diego would certainly seem to speak of his self-perceived invincibility.
MODESTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Police on Friday arrested the husband of pregnant California housewife Laci Peterson, who has been missing for months, after a female body and fetus found washed up from San Francisco Bay were identified as hers and that of her unborn child.
Modesto police said they would charge Scott Peterson with capital murder, but would not say whether they would seek the death penalty.
"There is no question in our mind that the unidentified female is Laci Peterson. The unidentified fetus is the child of Laci Peterson," California Attorney General Bill Lockyer told reporters. "We are scientifically convinced that the match is one in billions."....
A friend of Laci Peterson's parents said police told them on Friday afternoon that Scott Peterson had been arrested. "Well, they finally arrested the son of a bitch," Laci Peterson's father Dennis Rocha told his family, according to the family friend.
Scott Osetek, a manager at the upscale Torrey Pines Golf Club north of San Diego said police arrested Scott Peterson in the club's parking lot.
I've tried to keep an open mind as the case played out, but the longer Ms. Peterson went unfound, the stranger it all seemed to become. Perhaps now police will be able to bring some closure to her family and put Scott Peterson where he clearly seems to belong- behind bars, if not in California's electric chair.